Latest posts by Fairygirl

New wildlife pond - what should we expect to colonise it first?

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 08:34

Watercress works in still ponds too Wendy. I've had both  

It has to be warm enough for it to root, but once it does, it hoovers up the nutrients and makes a big difference. I used it in the smaller pond at my last house - the other one would have needed a watercress farm to eradicate the blanket weed! It's about balance though - the big pond did it's own thing.

Re your brown/oily situation Jo - is there something in the surrounding soil leaking in? Do you have a liner or is it a clay lined pond? If the pond's new, it may still be settling in  

Identification needed!

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 08:28

Me too Ladybird! 

Did we get any further with it? Think we agreed it was one of the whipcord Hebes....

Last edited: 24 September 2016 08:28:26

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 08:25

Sounds good Dove...errrr....I have to go and get my hair cut though, and I have tea to drink, and a Scandi drama to catch up on, so I might not manage all the hoovering and dusting....

tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 08:20

Doesn't give the plant names for that garden unfortunately - just the plants in the main features at Beechgrove.

tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 08:14

fidget - would the info be on the factsheet? You can subscribe to that.

I'll take a look and see if there's any good info there. 

Stacey lambs ear

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 08:10

No need to spray anything pokhim  

Follow nut's advice - remove the damaged ones. If I sprayed every damaged leaf in my garden I'd never be doing anything else!  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 08:04

Morning all/afties Pat - no washing going out today here! Glad son is back and cat is having 'quality' time with him 

DD - you've been 'volunteered' so you'll have to do it! Oops  

Don't think I'll be planting any bulbs ...unless I can find something to be inside to do it. It's a bit calmer at the moment though. Hideous howly wind last night. Glad I got a little bit done yesterday before it started.

I might have to do h****work today...

Strawberry Runners

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 07:58

Hi Conker - what is it you're worried about with your strawberries? The advice here is correct for growing on the runners that come from the main plants. Monty was talking about the main crop which he was tidying for over winter. Both are correct  

I'm guessing the patch might be a bit overgrown - you can reuvenate it by using the runners and discarding old plants too 

Last edited: 24 September 2016 07:59:40

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 20:41

Vile here. Wind really howling round the back of the house and pouring. To be the same tomorrow. Lovely! 

Last edited: 23 September 2016 20:41:42

Lawn care

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 19:47

Do you get paid £180 an hour then bulkerb? I find that hard to believe....

The OP has asked for our advice. I think your comment's actually quite rude.

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